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Fontana Lake Cabin-Lake view/access w breathtaking views of Smoky Mtn & pvt dock

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 1,640 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 1/2 bath Cabin with view/access to Fontana Lake

Lazy Elk Cabin overlooks Fontana Lake with breathtaking views of the Smoky Mountains and the lake. It is water view/water access and has a private dock. The cabin includes the use of a side by side Polaris ATV to be used 2/3 of the way to the private dock.

It is located in a quiet, remote, scenic, and peaceful vacation escape destination in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina with water/dock access to take advantage of the lake/water activities, and fishing.

Very close to whitewater rafting at the Nantahala Outdoor Center, world class mountain biking at Tsali recreation center, fishing, hiking/exploring the Great Smoky mountain national park, and touring the scenic roadways like the Tail of the Dragon (hwy 28).

The cabin is 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath with stainless steel kitchen appliances, Italian granite countertops, butcher block island on wheels, slate tiled floor, with kitchen appliances including a regular coffee maker, Keurig coffee maker, toaster, crockpot, and blender. The kitchen has cookware and dinnerware for groups up to 10 and is stocked with limited paper products/laundry supplies. The cabin has Wi-Fi, house phone with local and unlimited long distance in the US, and (4) LCD TV's with Direct TV. The cabin has central heat/air and also has fans in each bedroom and the living room. The living room has couch seating for 6 and has a instant start propane fireplace with rustic mantle. The living room has a 50' LCD TV with Direct TV package, blue ray player/Wii/games/movie library, . The dining table seats up to 10 people. There is a convertible ping pong/air hockey table top that can be put over the dining table. The master bedroom on the main level has a king bed, 42' LCD TV with blue ray player, and a private bathroom with slate tiled floor and large 3' x 5' slate tiled shower and granite vanity. The 2nd bedroom upstairs with a small private balcony has a queen bed and a futon and has a 32' LCD with blue ray player. The 3rd bedroom has a double bed and bunk bed with 32' LCD and blue ray player. The upstairs bedrooms share a bathroom with a slate tiled shower. Outside: Large covered patio There is a 8' regulation size pool table, charcoal grill (charcoal/fluid/matches not provided), table with 6 chairs, 4 rockers with "Cracker Barrel" inspired checkers table, and 2 fans with lights. There is an open area below the deck overlooking the lake with a hot tub and an area with a fire pit and seating for 10.

There is a 20' 2012 Sun Tracker/60 HP pontoon boat for $800/week or $250/day and 3 person Sea Doo jet ski for $500/week or $250/day. The jet ski is not available to rent if the dock is not floating but the pontoon boat is available year round since it is kept at a boat slip at Fontana Marina.

* Fontana Lake water levels vary throughout the year. The dock is typically floating from the 3rd week of April until the end of September. From October until late April the dock rests on the shore bank. Guests can still access the water by stepping off the 60' walkway and walking down the shore bank to the water. Fontana Lake is over 200 feet deep in areas so there is always a lot of water in this 30 mile long lake. The lake is slowly drawn down after labor day and is dropped approx 50 linear feet during the winter months (lake depth over 200 feet in areas) and typically starts rising in March

The cabin is located at the end of a 2 mile hard packed dirt/gravel one lane road. Although there is very little traffic on this road, guests are encouraged to drive slow and be prepared to safely pull over or back up slightly in the very rare event of a vehicle coming in the opposite direction.

The private dock on Fontana Lake is most easily accessed by using the ATV 2/3 of the way. After parking the ATV there is a 1 minute walk on a fairly level shaded trail and then 85 steps down to the dock and then back up to the trail. The steps could be challenging for children and persons with mobility limitations. If the ATV is not available due to repairs/ect the walk is approx 8-10 minutes.

More Details

Gaylene de Weijer
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Robbinsville in Stecoah

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1640 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • $150 cleaning fee, $100 pet fee, & trash fee due at check out-detailed in rental agreement. Please bring pet beds and keeps pets off beds/furniture
  • Guests must contact cleaning crew within 24 hrs of check-in w any cleaning issues w cabin and or hot tub and allow 24 hours after notice to correct
  • Guests are advised to review rental agreement and watch video of ATV use 2/3 way to dock before booking
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Bunk Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Polaris side by side ATV available to transport guests 2/3 of the way to dock. The ATV is only to be used for this purpose.


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Fontana Lake Cabin-Lake view/access w breathtaking views of Smoky Mtn & pvt dock
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A true hidden gem with breathtaking views, lots of amenities, and a comfy home away from home feel!

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for somewhere that would offer our family some memories that would last us a lifetime....Lazy Elk did NOT disappoint! Everything about this experience met if not exceeded our expectations. The cabin is very homey, clean, and stocked with everything we needed.

The ATV is a must! The trail to the dock was nicely graded and covered in rock as far as you could drive the ATV. The rest of the trail is a nice walk through the woods on a very defined path. As you descend to the lake (the steepest part) there are wooden steps and a handrail. I’ll admit I had to stop a few times on the way up to catch my breath...reminding myself that I was climbing a mountain!

The lake is big and has very little boat traffic. We rented the pontoon boat and the jet ski. Between the two it offered a perfect combination of activities for us to enjoy the lake. The dock was a perfect place to just chill and swim. The water is so unbelievably clear that you can see your feet. It is like being in a giant swimming pool!

Gaylene was quick to respond when we had a question about the boat. She sent a message and also went out of her way to call. She also kept us in the loop when she received word that the power company was going to make some improvements to the line which we very much appreciated. She is very invested in making certain you and your family have a wonderful experience!

Our family will forever be grateful for the memories we shared at Lazy Elk Cabin on Fontana Lake!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great view

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Lazy Elk. The house was perfect. Secluded. No noise pollution or light pollution. The hot tub was amazing. A lovely view to enjoy each day. Kitchen was well stocked. Spacious house even with our dog. Kids loved the versatile game table.

The walk to the dock was so overgrown we couldn’t get there. Only bummer.

Awesome experience. Memorable trip.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: As a result of this guests comments on the trail to the dock I now have regular lawn service weed whack to maintain the trail to prevent overgrowth. I have invested significantly in the trail by doubling the width and had gravel put down on the part of the trail where they said was overgrown, and now include the ATV at no charge for all rentals for the sole purpose of making it faster and easier for guests to get to the dock. If any guests want to see a video of the trail they can go on YouTube and type in LE dock trail with ATV
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The Teta family stay at Fontana Lake.

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Gaylene for letting us rent your wonderful place "The Lazy Elk Cabin" at Fontana Lake. We all had a very nice stay. The view's are spectacular and the house was very comfortable.

The Teta family highly recommends The Lazy Elk Cabin for all those wanting to get away for a great Vacation.

Thanks again............jim

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing 7 day vacation. Awesome location and amenities, and great customer service.

  • 5 of 5

We just stayed at the Lazy Elk Cabin for seven days for our 5 year anniversary with our close friends and their 3 year old. We were blown away by the cabin and our experience. Booking the trip was easy and convenient. The property owner Gaylene was a pleasure to deal with, and had excellent response time throughout our communications. Upon arrival, the cabin was very neat and clean, and the views were breathtaking. Whether you're just sitting on the back porch in a rocking chair, in the hot tub or around the fire pit in the back yard, or hiking around the area, the scenery was amazing. Such a peaceful, beautiful area, and with no close neighbors it made for a perfect escape. The amenities were fantastic. We enjoyed the hot tub every day or night, which was unreal at night because of how many stars, shooting stars and satellites you can see from there being no light pollution. The pool table was great, we played every day. The cabin is very comfortable, with a great fire place arrangement, living room are and very well stocked kitchen. We had all the cooking supplies we needed to cook at home every day. We were very impressed by the property manager Revonda. She was incredibly gracious and accommodating, and was always immediately available. One night when we had an issue with a broken pool stick tip, and she was there within an hour with a bag full of brand new pool stick supplies and took care of the issue. She showed sincere concern about making our stay at the cabin as enjoyable and relaxing as possible. The rooms were great, beds were comfortable, and very nice bathroom. Also, the washer/dryer machines were nice large units and worked great. My wife and I stayed in a room upstairs, which has an outdoor balcony with 4 chairs and a little table. This was a super cool area to sit at night and enjoy and beautiful night sky. The fire pit area outside in the backyard was also a highlight. It was a nice large fire pit with more than plenty of seating, with chairs or bench seating available. The firewood is neatly organized out on the front porch, and Revonda made getting more firewood very quick and easy. We will definitely be returning next year, and I highly, highly recommend the Lazy Elk Cabin to anyone looking into it!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Thanksgiving Vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful time we all had at Lazy Elk cabin!

The cabin was perfect for a week long stay and had all the necessities and more. It was clean, well stocked for a week of cooking and very comfortable upon arrival. Gaylene even had a nice treat waiting for us upon arrival!

We also really enjoyed all of the amenities on the property. The hot tub and fire pit were used nightly and I cannot say enough about the pristine views of the lake and national forest from the windows when you wake up.

But, what really stood out was how Gaylene went above and beyond for us when we had a last minute request. She replied promptly and made it happen! Now that is a good host!!

I highly recommend taking time out from the hustle and bustle of life and booking a stay at Lazy Elk cabin.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a friends weekend at the cabin with three couples. The cabin was very clean and the kitchen was well stocked for cooking (we cooked all of our meals). The hot tub was perfect, clean and hot upon arrival. We came in the off season, so the lake was low, but we still had a nice time hanging out down by it. We also enjoyed all of the games provided. The host left us some local honey and croissants, which was a very nice touch. Hope to return! Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review which reflects that the new local property management team focus on total satisfaction with cabin cleanliness inside and out is very visible and appreciated. As mentioned in an earlier response, all cookware is brand new stainless steel and this guest group, who cooked all their meals at the cabin, had no requests for any additional cookware/dinnerware/cutlery/kitchen items/ect that was not already supplied.
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Cataloochee Ski Area
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

The cleaning fee of $150 is due at check out along with the $100 pet fee if pets brought. The $350 security deposit will be refunded after the cleaning crew confirms the cabin is not damaged, the cleaning fee and pet fee (if pets brought) are on the kitchen counter, and photos show the ATV undamaged, and double kayak is secured at dock.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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